18 May, 2021

Disruptor or Savior? A Centennial College COVID-19 Academic Case Study

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  Volume XLIII, No. 18 | May 20, 2021 Disruptor or Savior? A Centennial College COVID-19 Academic Case Study The world of academia as we know it has been turned upside down in a hurry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Educational institutions continue to respond to what the virus has done [...]

26 Apr, 2021

Providing Students With Emotional Support During a Pandemic

2021-04-26T21:13:13-05:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Volume XLIII, No. 15 | April 29, 2021 Providing Students With Emotional Support During a Pandemic The coronavirus pandemic has changed our “normal” or daily routine. What was expected to be a two-week shelter in place or “lockdown” became considerably longer. I'm an adjunct instructor who primarily works from home, so [...]

20 Apr, 2021

Best Practices for Communicating With Students Online

2021-04-22T12:04:54-05:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

  Volume XLIII, No. 14 | April 22, 2021 Best Practices for Communicating With Students Online Beginning in the early 2000s and continuing today, the rate at which non-traditional students enroll in postsecondary institutions has been steadily rising.  This phenomenon, in part, fuels the need for distance learning opportunities. Moreover, given [...]

21 Jan, 2020

Creating a Flexible Learning Environment for Online Nontraditional Students

2020-06-15T17:54:00-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 1 | January 23, 2020 Creating a Flexible Learning Environment for Online Nontraditional Students Nontraditional students are a growing population across community colleges, technical schools, and universities. Although no universal definition exists for nontraditional students, characteristics they share are being an adult over the age of 24, working full-time, [...]

22 Oct, 2019

Online Collaboration Strategies That Work

2020-06-15T17:59:38-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Volume XLI, No. 40 | October 24, 2019 Online Collaboration Strategies That Work Online collaboration can be tricky for everyone. At Wake Technical Community College, we sometimes struggle to communicate in a timely manner among teams spread over multiple campuses. It is especially challenging to build community in an asynchronous environment such [...]

6 Sep, 2017

Capitalizing on Social Presence in Online Course Design: Five Strategies That Work

2017-09-07T19:55:09-05:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XXXIX, No. 18 | September 7, 2017 Capitalizing on Social Presence in Online Course Design: Five Strategies That Work  How can we create a more effective, efficient online-course experience for students and instructors? One thing we know: social presence matters. Social presence, briefly defined as the connectedness between and among students [...]

26 Apr, 2017

Raise Your Hand if You Have Questions

2017-06-16T01:11:56-05:00April 26th, 2017|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XXXIX, No. 15 | April 27, 2017 Raise Your Hand if You Have Questions In traditional face-to-face classes, it’s easy to know when students have questions. Typically, we don’t even need to wait for students to raise their hands because we see a sea of blank stares and bewildered faces. In online [...]

18 Jan, 2017

Teaching Applied Education Courses Online

2018-12-04T16:17:09-06:00January 18th, 2017|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXIX, No. 1 | January 19, 2017 Teaching Applied Education Courses Online There is growing demand for online courses in higher education, and applied education courses are no exception. This alternate mode of delivery leverages advances in information and communication technology to increase the geographical reach of education and training. Not only does [...]

29 Sep, 2016

Blogging for Beginners: Recording a Semester of Teaching Online

2017-06-16T01:15:00-05:00September 29th, 2016|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XXXVIII, No. 21 | September 29, 2016 Blogging for Beginners: Recording a Semester of Teaching Online In creating a daily digital diary, I documented what it was like to teach a fully online teaching load. I blogged for 116 days during the 16-week spring 2016 semester, recording the challenges, successes, and unpredictable events [...]

11 Mar, 2016

Using Badges in an Online Class: How Gamification Can Improve Student Learning

2017-06-16T01:17:16-05:00March 11th, 2016|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XXXVIII, No. 8 | March 11, 2016 Using Badges in an Online Class: How Gamification Can Improve Student Learning Several years ago, I learned about gamification and started thinking about how I could apply it to my online courses. I decided that using badges would be a good way to introduce these [...]